Where did summer go?

August 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

The last day of August. It prompts some to go on one last holiday, if only for a weekend. It gets others thinking about fall and the cold weather that will surely come.

Like the squirrels that scavenge for food to hide away, like the bears fattening themselves for a long winter snooze. We humans do some interesting things too. We  go to market and buy a load of fresh vegetables and fruit to can and freeze, but not only on the last day of August—in fact all summer long.

Or we grow them ourselves.










and preserve them







Farm families harvest their crops in July and August so there will be food for winter and field crops like grain and corn for their cattle, sheep or pigs for the winter.


Southampton shoreline and lighthouse tour











Cottage goers might enjoy the last holiday weekend, knowing that the next week will take them back into the fall schedule. Some families may go on one last holiday, even a day or weekend trip.










Some mothers have their children try on clothes from the closet to see what’s been outgrown or can still be worn. Might be a time for new clothes. That’s what I remember.


Back to school












Our new matching dresses.


Summer camp is over and the student counsellors are getting ready to return to high school, college or university. Children contemplate their return to school as well.


Just one last thought about camp. Some people may remember this song byAllan Sherman, called Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (1963). If you don’t remember,  you’ll still enjoy its humour:



Whatever you do this holiday weekend and closing of summer, play and drive safe.


Photos by C. Wilker

Video from Youtube


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